What is a School Governor?
A governor is someone who:
- is a volunteer
- cares about teaching, learning and children
- represents those people with a key interest in the school, including parents, staff, the local community and the LA
- is part of a team which accepts responsibility for everything a school does
- has time to commit to meetings and other occasions when needed
- is willing to learn
- is able to act as a critical friend who supports the school but also challenges and asks questions about how the school works and the standards it achieves
- acts as a link between parents, the local community, the LA and the school.
At Crickhowell High School, our Governing Body is made up of a committed group of individuals, who each serve a term of office of four years. The composition of the Governing Body is as follows:
- Parent Governors
- Teacher Governors
- Staff Governors
- Local Authority Governors
- Community Governors
- The Headteacher
- Co-opted / non-voting Governors
Details of the Governors currently serving on our Governing Body are set out below.
Parent Governors are elected as representatives of the interests of parents of students currently attending the school and instrumental in expressing the concerns and opinions of the majority of parents.
Teacher Governors are elected as representatives of the interests of teaching staff at the school. Their professional knowledge of the school’s activities, strengths and weaknesses is particularly helpful in enhancing the Governing Body’s understanding of its role and of the qualities of the school.
Staff Governors are elected as representatives of the interests of non-teaching support staff at the school. They also bring a professional knowledge of the school’s activities, strengths and weaknesses to the Governing Body, enhancing it’s understanding of its role and of the qualities of the school.
Local Authority Governors work as part of the Governing Body team to promote high standards of educational achievement for every child. They represent Powys County Council but are not necessarily appointed by them. Their understanding of the political views of the Council and Council business ensure they bring a wealth of knowledge when debating school priorities or reflect on the impact of decisions on the local community. The perspective they bring is about how the school fits into the wider provision of education and they play a key role in linking the Governing Body to information about education at both a local and national level.
Community Governors are invited by other Governors to join and appointed by the Governing Body. They bring their own experience and skills to the Governing Body and act as an important link with the community of Crickhowell.
Should you wish to contact our Governors, please do so via the Clerk by emailing email@example.com.
We’re currently in the process of running an election for one Parent Governor. The documents involved in this proces are below. These documents detail how the election process is run and the Terms of Reference for a Parent Governor.
These documents include a letter from the Headteacher, Mrs Jackie Parker, detailing the election process and the due dates for the various election phases as well as the Parent Governor Nomination Form, which should be completed by those who wish to put themselves forward for election. The form must be completed and returned to the school office no later than 4.00 pm on Friday 16th March 2018.
The next documents are concerned with the ballot phase of the Parent Governor election process. They include a letter from the Headteacher, Mrs Jackie Parker, detailing the ballot process, the nomination statements for the three candidates who have put themselves forward for election and the ballot paper used to cast your votes. Ballot papers must be completed and returned to the school office no later than 4.00 pm on Friday 23rd March 2018.
Paper copies of the ballot paper are available at reception for anyone who would like a hard copy. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact the Clerk to the Board of Governors via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.